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Comtec are pleased to announce their involvement in delivering Cellular, Private Mobile Radio and London Fire Brigade Radio Services to Western Europe’s tallest building – The Shard.

Standing at 309.6 metres (1,016ft) tall, The Shard has become an iconic London building, however, both its height and projected density of population means that street level cellular and mobile radio services are not sufficient to provide the required coverage throughout the building.

Comtec, specialists in IT Infrastructure, Datacentres and Communications are playing a key role in ensuring that every floor of The Shard has highly reliable coverage for both Cellular and Mobile Radio services.

“This is a very exciting project for Comtec and one that sets the benchmark of delivering Cellular and Mobile Radio services to London’s tall buildings” said Nick Claxson, Managing Director, Comtec. “We are very proud of the experience we have built in our business and this project enables us to utilise this to the full.”

Comtec have been awarded the contract to advise, project manage and integrate both private mobile radio and radio services for the London Fire Brigade to all 72 habitable floors and to a further 15 floors in the buildings 23 storey spire.

“A building of this scale requires a reliable, core infrastructure to deliver both Cellular and Radio services to every floor” said Hamish McKenzie, Development Director for the Sellar Property Group. “Comtec demonstrated both innovation and a high degree of competence to make this possible.”

This project is now underway with core infrastructure being delivered prior to the building opening in early 2013.

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Gary Coville
Marketing & PR
T: 07876 230 625

Courtenay Mills
T: 020 3544 9902


Comtec is a leading specialist in the provision of IT Infrastructure, Datacentre and Communication technologies. Since 1994 we have been helping our clients address their specific business challenges by combining best in breed technologies with our unique understanding, technical competence and dedication to service.

Our ethos is simple, to deliver the best available technology with the best people. With strategic partnerships with Actifio, APC, Avaya, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Oracle, we are able to deliver enterprise-wide solutions to our clients. Through investment in our own Datacentres and 24x7 Network Operation Centre, we are able to provide fully hosted and managed services.

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Surrey RH2 9EL

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